Read - Hosea 6:1-

1 Let's return to the LORD. He has torn us to shreds, but he will bandage our wounds and make us well. 2 In two or three days he will heal us and restore our strength that we may live with him. 3 Let's do our best to know the LORD. His coming is as certain as the morning sun; he will refresh us like rain renewing the earth in the springtime. 4 People of Israel and Judah, what can I do with you? Your love for me disappears more quickly than mist or dew at sunrise. 5 That's why I slaughtered you with the words of my prophets. That's why my judgments blazed like the dawning sun. 6 I'd rather you were faithful and knew me than offered sacrifices. 7 At a place named Adam, you betrayed me by breaking our agreement. 8 Everyone in Gilead is evil; your hands are stained with the blood of victims. 9 You priests are like a gang of robbers in ambush. On the road to Shechem you murder and commit other horrible crimes. 10 I have seen a terrible thing in Israel— you are unfaithful and unfit to worship me. 11 People of Judah, your time is coming too.

Contemporary English Version Copyright © 1995 American Bible Society. British usage edition. Anglicisations © 1997 British and Foreign Bible Society

Read - Hosea 7:1-2

1 and to heal its wounds. But then I see the crimes in Israel and Samaria. Everyone is deceitful; robbers roam the streets. 2 No one realizes that I have seen their sins surround them like a flood.

Contemporary English Version Copyright © 1995 American Bible Society. British usage edition. Anglicisations © 1997 British and Foreign Bible Society